I haven’t the words for how excited I am about this project. For once, I’m not here to tell you about shitty remakes, pathetic reboots, dumbass adaptations or any of the rapacious stupidity that infects Hollywood like a biblical plague.
Instead, I’m here to give you a gift. The gift of Anvil, a metal band that was a star of the early 80’s scene that inexplicably never took off. It seems like every other band of their era made it big, but for some reason, they never did. But finally, they’re getting their due, thanks to a documentary by Sacha Gervasi, a previously unknown film maker.
It might be because I’m half-drunk (OK, 3/4 drunk), but watching this trailer brought a lump to my throat and a pang in my chest. It’s one of those surprisingly sweet-looking trailers that’s going to make you want to rush out and buy their album, even though it’s almost 30 years old and you’ve never heard of them. And let me tell you, as one of the rare few that owns Metal on Metal: It won’t be wasted coin. Anyway, this one is high on my list for SXSW films to catch. Enjoy.